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1. An event taking place in Europe from 1939 to 1945. In the Holocaust, the Nazis exterminated approximately 11 million people, the majority of these people being Jewish. Other religions and ethnic groups who were killed in the Holocaust include Roman Catholics, Romas, Jahova Witnesses, Homosexuals, and menatly and physicaly disabled people. Many people deny that the Holocaust ever occured, despite undeniable evidence of the slaughter of over 11 million people.

2. A disaster on a major scale.
1. The Nazis forced children and elderly people into shower rooms filled with poison gas during the Holocaust.
2. People thought that North Korea was going to start a nuclear holocaust.
by SaucyWolf March 06, 2010
 
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Noun
Origin: Greek

1)Complete devastation or destruction usually by means of fire.

2)Burnt offering or sacrifice.

3)The name of the atrocities against Semites, Homosexuals, Gypsies, Slavs etc by the Nazi Regime in the early 1940s
The Holocaust is most often associated with one of the most despicable and evil acts of mass murder committed by Nazi War criminals.
by GrizzlyBearone September 06, 2011
 
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The Holocaust never happened, it is just a story that British people tell to get others to try to destroy Germany
Germany is evil because of the Holocaust
by simpsonzerox May 03, 2010
 
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The near-extermination of several races, resulting in the deaths of millions of people.

Something that we must never allow to be repeated. Ever.

Something that was, and still is, all-around terrible. Absolutely unthinkable.
Just read "Night" by Elie Wiesel... I can almost guarantee that you will cry while reading his first-hand account of the Holocaust... I know I did!
by OneProudJew December 15, 2009
 
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There has been many other Holocausts in the world but this is esspecially remembered because it is the first time a religous group hads been identified as a ethnic or social class.

In 1940's German leader Adolf Hitler along with his Nazi party decided that all those not meeting Aryan standards or did not have a life worth living should be exterminated . Almost 11 million dead. 6 million of these people were Jewish. Other racial/ethnic groups targeted include Roma(Gypsies), German male homosexuals, German mentally/phisically impaired,Soviet POWs, Jehovah's Witnesses,Germans openly against nazi regime, people pf Polish decent, Slavic people, and people of African decent.

This term comes from Roman text meaning a sacrafical fire. This makes it seem almost as if this was being used for the good of a population. In hebrew and now being used in modern text as the Shoah which means complete destruction and anhiliation.
The Holocaust was one of the darkest times in mondern day Europe's history.
by beachbabe April 21, 2008
 
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The mass extermination of millions of Jews, homos, gypsies, and anyone who opposed Hitler. He made his ass- nazis shoot them right out and put them in mass grave, or put them in concentration camps. These were made especialy to kill and sicken the inhabitants. Some of the soldiers were good however, and were only there becuase they served int he army. It was becuase of good ppl like that that the few that survived did.
The holocaust was a terrible catastrophe that can't happen again. In order for it to not happen, EVERYONE needs to know abt it.
by Leah October 12, 2006
 
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So far, the funniest thing that has happened in history.
The holocaust? More like the lolocaust.
by HackOtaku May 14, 2009